A fifth suspect who turned himself in to police Monday was identified as the second robber of the Family Dollar on West 28th Avenue, according to a police affidavit.
Detective Jacqueline Stevenson said a witness told police that Keyvis McCoy, 23, was one of two men who entered the store wearing masks Friday night, and were confronted by police when they left the business.
The second man, Samuel Freeman, 23, was shot by police after he allegedly pointed a gun at officers. He is currently at Jefferson Regional Medical Center being treated for a wound to the shoulder.
During a court hearing for McCoy on Wednesday, Deputy Prosecutor Bryan Achorn said three men including McCoy fled after the robbery. Two of them, later identified as Jerome Pridgeon, 20, and Jeffrey Freeman, 20, were apprehended after a search.
Another man, Robert Jordan, 22, also was arrested and identified as an alleged accomplice. Jordan allegedly was driving the vehicle that picked up Pridgeon and Freeman.
The affidavit did not indicate how McCoy left the scene.
Achorn said the robbery was “not the first” for any of the suspects, said that prosecutors expect to file charges against the men in nine separate robberies of dollar stores and gas stations since mid-November.
At Achorn’s request, Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set a $500,000 bond for McCoy after ruling that prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with aggravated robbery.
McCoy said he would hire his own attorney.